Thank you for your post, yours touched me as well. I sat down with my wife of 34 years last night, to give her a chance to share and express her feelings, opinions, and even fears about
where we are at right this very minute. I think it did a world of good to unload her feelings, instead of me just worrying about
me. We have been married for so long, she was barely 18 and I just turned 21, that we can feel each other's hurts without saying a word. I think others here will understand that.
As a nurse, she knows how to be tough on the outside, but I am not so easily fooled by her inside feelings, the ones her normal patients never get to see, so I try to be as sensitive as I can towards them for her well being.
This has been a good thread, I think, and it has helped me pull out of a funk I was in, I can only hope that perhaps it helped others as well.
Thanks for listening,
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 9-2008 14.9
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Non-nerving sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes. Left lobe: infiltrating tumor miscroscopically appears to extend to marked left posterior margin